The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalized Ashley Furniture, the country’s biggest furniture retailer, for 12 wilful violations, 12 repeated violations, and 14 safety violations it committed at a plant in Wisconsin, according to a report by CBS on February 2.
The furniture chain giant faces $1.76 million in federal fines after investigators found violations that put their 4,500 workers in danger. The OSHA also included the company on its “Severe Violator Enforcement Program.” According to the OSHA, the company cared more about its profit rather than the safety of its workers, which resulted in more than 1,000 reports of work-related injuries over the past three and a half years.
The company plans to reject OSHA’s accusations, saying that the OSHA’s claims are repulsively inappropriate.
Major and large-scale manufacturers are not the only workplaces where safety violations are committed. Minor, small-scale facilities could also be guilty of this kind of negligence. If your safety has been compromised while on duty in Des Moines, our team of workers’ compensation attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at 877-327-2600 to get legal help today.
In September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safety+Health magazine have announced the ten most frequently violated OSHA standards for the financial year 2014.
Deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust and senior associate editor for the NSC’s Safety+Health magazine Kyle Morrison revealed the list during the NSC’s 2014 Congress and Expo held at the San Diego Convention Center. Several entries moved a few notches up or down from last year.
The list is as follows:
- Fall protection (6,143 violations)
- Hazard communication (5,161)
- Scaffolding (4,029)
- Respiratory protection (3,223)
- Lockout/tagout (2,704)
- Powered industrial trucks (2,662)
- Electrical, wiring methods (2,490)
- Ladders (2,448)
- Machine guarding (2,200)
- Electrical, general requirements (2,056)
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we assist injured workers in DesMoines in applying and qualifying for workers compensation. To learn more about how our compassionate and dedicated lawyers might be able to help you, call us at 877-327-2600 today.